The .uk domains are split as follows:
Credit: All of this information was taken from an older version of
the details at the
page and edited to fit this look.
- Further and Higher Education organisations plus Research organisations.
- Commercial organisations.
Although most organisations will fit at the third-level there are a
number of neutral subdomains which are intended for particular groups
of otherwise unrelated organisations (This list may be added to as the naming
committee and/or co.uk zone administrator sees fit.):
- Organisations in the music industry
- Organisations related to the legal
profession (but see also law.org.uk)
- TV stations and related organisations
- Radio stations and related organisations
- Internet service providers
- Government organisations. Includes national and local government
plus foreign embassies.
- Ministry of Defence.
- Network providers. Like the .net top level domain this
is primarily for infrastructure, not for customers.
- National Health Service. This is sub-domained
according to the following list. Individual organisations will sit at the
- South and West Region
- South Thames Region
- North Thames Region
- Anglia and Oxford Region
- West Midlands Region
- Trent Region
- North and Yorkshire Region
- North West and Mersey Region
- NHS in Wales
- NHS in Scotland
- NHS in Northern Ireland
- National Blood Authority
- Dental Practice Board
- NHS Central Register
- NHS Clearing Service
- NHS Central Communications Management Group
- NHS Telecommunications Branch
- NHS Web
- NHS Net
- Not for profit organisations. Neutral subdomains of
- Not-for-profit organisations related to the legal
- For Training & Enterprise Councils.
- Schools. Third-level subdomain is local education
authority area, normally the County or London Borough, (even for Private and
Grant Maintained schools) with each school sitting at the 4th level -
- Others, which are oddities and with hindsight should have been
lower down: e.g. bl.uk for the British Library and
jet.uk for the JET project.
Edited by Dave Beckett,
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.